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    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 108

    A MEISSEN TURQUOISE-GROUND ECUELLE, COVER AND STAND

    CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS TO THE ECUELLE AND STAND

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    A MEISSEN TURQUOISE-GROUND ECUELLE, COVER AND STAND
    CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS TO THE ECUELLE AND STAND
    Of low hemispheric form, the domed cover with leafy-knop finial, painted with quayside scenes or with figures in landscape or park settings reserved within gilt cartouches, the bowl flanked by pierced lappet-shaped handles enriched in gilt
    9¼ in. (23.4 cm.) diameter, the stand (3)


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    For two very similar examples, the ground color a slightly different shade but the cartouches of the same form and also painted with European harbor scenes and landscapes, see The Property of a Gentleman, Christie's, New York, 23 April 1998, lot 99; also 17-18 November 1999, lot 343 for a grass green-ground example painted in purple with flowers and from the same collection.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND (LOTS 106-108)